Maty, Pedro, Juanita, Katy in 2016

The Perez family moved to Linda Vista, Guatemala 13 years ago hoping to earn a better living for their family.  They moved from a rural area of Guatemala named Nebaj to live closer to the city for better job opportunities.  Unfortunately, their lack of education and Juanita’s illiteracy has stifled their chances of success.  Pedro has been working in the local market helping to package produce while Juanita seeks employment cleaning houses and cooking.  Together they make about $260 per month which doesn’t go far to feed themselves, their two daughters, pay for rent, and send the girls to school.  Their oldest, Jacinto, stayed in Nebaj with other family members and attended school until he graduated.  He has since married and he along with his wife Eva and their son Alejandro live with the rest of the family in Linda Vista.

Eva, Alejandro, and Jacinto

Their family dreams are to be able to find better work in order to create a better living situation for their family.  They desire for their kids to continue in schooling so they do not have the same struggles as the parents  Thanks to Servants’ help with scholarships, Maty and Katy are finishing high school and looking forward to moving on into the working world as professionals.  Pedro desires to be a leader in the church and is striving to grow personally and spiritually to better care for his family.  He also wishes to be able to have his own business so he can better support his family and have flexible work hours to work more with the church.  His ultimate desire is to return to Nebaj as a missionary and work there planting churches.

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